Health and Social Care for the Elderly in Custody - Masterclass

Overview

This one-day masterclass is for all staff employed within the healthcare setting of custodial establishments, with special reference to nursing staff.

Delegates can expect to  identify and discuss the dynamics of the Elderly in custodial settings, and ensure they receive care which is at least commiserate with healthcare provision in the community. Delegates will also learn about the detection,  care planning and support of inmates with a diagnosis of dementia.

Structure and content

  1. Introduction and the Elderly in Custody - A Conflict of Morals?
  2. Elderly care in Custody and the “Buddying” System
  3. The Alzheimers Society Prison Project - role of healthcare teams in detecting and supporting prisoners with dementia
  4. The Health and Social Care needs and Care Plans of prisoners with Dementia
  5. Medication and the Elderly in Custody

All sessions incorporate a Question Forum (15 minutes)

Course objectives

  1. To identify and discuss the dynamics of the elderly in custodial settings.
  2. To ensure that the elderly in custodial settings receive care which is at least commiserate with healthcare provision in the community.
  3. To assist in the detection,  care planning and support of inmates with a diagnosis of dementia.

Who the course is for

This one-day masterclass is designed for all staff employed within the healthcare setting of custodial establishments, with special reference to nursing staff.

Recommended prior knowledge

It is essential that delegates have practical experience of working in custodial settings.

Key learning outcomes

By the end of the masterclass, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the demographics and epidemiology of the elderly population in custody
  2. Reflect on and incorporate the evidence base of research into their care of the Elderly
  3. Participate in a collaborative manor to the education and practice of Elderly Care in a custodial setting

Our experts

Colleagues involved in the delivery of this masterclass include;

Bob Oliver, Senior Lecturer at De Montfort University (DMU)

Natasha Sindano, Project Supporting Officer (Prison Project), Alzheimers Society

Professor Jenny Shaw, Manchester University

Liz Ropschitz MBE ¦ Health and Wellbeing -  Resettlement and care for older ex-offenders and Prisoners (RECOOP).

Coryn Price, Forensic Primary Care Nurse (formerly Clinical Services Manager, IDTS, HMP Littlehey)          

Delivery

This one-day masterclass will be delivered at The Venue@DMU in Leicester.

Price

£185 per person

Dates

To be confirmed

Similar courses or related services you may be interested in

We run a suite of masterclasses for workers in custodial settings. These include;

Death in Custody Masterclass

Self Harm and Suicide in Custodial Settings Masterclass

Contact us

For more information about Health Skills programmes  please contact us:

T: +44 (0)116 257 7289

E: health.skills@dmu.ac.uk

w: dmu.ac.uk/healthskills

 


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